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Author: Steve Bensinger
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Description

In September of 1969, three young men meet on a college campus and decide to be roommates. They become friends as they drudge their way through what is for them and many of us the worst year of their lives, their first year of college.

Stan is a Mexican-American from a very rural area. Lenny comes from a wealthy family, and though he is enrolled in college, he spends most of his time attempting to launch his career as a comedian. Darius is an African-American with a near genius IQ. The three young men become friends and roommates. Like most freshmen they must adjust to a new and challenging academic environment, dating, dorm life and dorm food. Stan's challenges are particularly daunting: he must learn how to live in a world he thinks is strange, convoluted, and very confusing. The friends celebrate their joys together and help each other through a variety of difficult times.

But Freshmen is much more than a warm and compelling story about friendship and coming-of-age. The novel often is very funny. The young men enjoy many of the cultural high points of the 1969-1970 school year--"Laugh-In," "Abbey Road, and "Easy Rider." And they must deal with a suicidal neighbor, the draft, the war in Vietnam, the invasion of Cambodia as well as the campus unrest that followed.

Ultimately Freshmen is a universal story of hopes and dreams and an anthem about the importance of friendship and the value of brotherhood.

Date insert: Sunday, 31 May 2020

Holiday Closing Alert! Memorial Day, 2020   

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As amazing as it is, this year, for the first time ever,  we're going to be closed for Memorial Day!

That means we're going to be closed, Saturday-Monday May 23rd-25th,  2020.

I know what you're thinking--what???  The whole country's been closed down for two months!  Whaddya mean, you're taking off?  Well, we haven't been closed.  We've been here working harder than ever, due to a wildly increased demand for our services, so honestly, the Crew and I desperately need these days away.  No telephone calls or emails will be answered.  The admin office needs a break.  We'll be back, everything to the ready, the morning of Tuesday, May 26th, to get cracking.  Thank you for your support and understanding.  And please, don't forget why we honor Memorial Day.  We should never--never--forget The Fallen.  

For those of you already in production, the production crew is running full steam; Judith (QA--Quality assurance, our Princess of Perfection) and Jay (Our Doyenne of Customer Delight) will be here and working, checking books and sending them out, so please, don't worry.  It's just we lazybones in the admin office that need a break!